Punjab Police took part in protests: Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said that Punjab Police had entered Islamabad from Rawalpindi to take part in the protests against the American anti-Islam film on Friday.
Talking to media after inquiring the health of police officers injured during the Friday demonstrations, at the Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital (FGPCH), Malik said the capital police had arrested at least six Punjab Police protesters, who were later released by an assistant commissioner’s reader and the capital police authorities. “We are conducting inquiry against those policemen who freed them. Action will be initiated against them,” he added.
Malik also said the elements behind fomenting chaos and disorder for the sake of a few pennies would be brought to justice. “We strongly condemn those who were involved in creating chaos and disorder for minting a few pennies. We have summoned footage of demonstrations to ascertain details about elements, which were indulged in looting and ransacking properties,” he added. Meanwhile, the interior minister also appreciated the Islamabad police for its courage, bravery and professionalism in handling the protest demonstrations. He said he had directed the Islamabad inspector general (IG) to promote the seriously injured constables and assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs), who had shown bravery and received bullet wounds during the protests.
He said that around 50 persons were arrested on Friday but now their number had reached 62.

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